• Cemetery cleanup set

    ROSIE —  Wyatt Cemetery at Rosie will have a cleanup day at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring tools.

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  • Trailer arson, copper theft reported

    A vacant mobile home fire in Magness just before 3 a.m. Tuesday is believed to be an act of arson, according to Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson. While en route to the fire at 9160 Harrison St., Wilson said Batesville police dispatch advised him that …

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  • Free agent fans

    Under the brilliant desert sun that helps make spring training baseball a time of awakening for players and fans, the game’s best hitter is blasting away in the batting cage. He looks as sharp as ever, so why should I care that Albert Pujols’ red …

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  • I’ll exercise if I have to

    Lately, I have noticed a lot of news regarding all aspects of the body. According to one report I read, this is a multibillion dollar-a-year business. I never knew my body was worth so much money. I’m tempted to sell it, or at least rent …

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  • Romney as the Anti-Midas

    It’s possible we’re not being fair to Mitt Romney. Really, would the stuff coming out of your mouth make any more sense if you had to spend a year traveling with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich? I’m surprised the man’s still speaking English. He must …

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  • Amoses to mark 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Russell Amos   Mr. and Mrs. Russell Amos will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall of First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1611 Harrison St. in Batesville. They were …

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  • River Craig

    Jon and Holly Craig, Justice and Bristol of Ash Flat have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on March 18, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named River Craig. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Eliot Cason Spear

    Michael Spear and Amber Beach-Spear and Hunter of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on March 15, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4.2 ounces and has been named Eliot Cason Spear. Grandmother of the …

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  • Revival ends Friday

    Full Gospel Church is having a revival now through Friday. Services are at 7 each evening. Zane Estes is the evangelist. The church is located at 2805 Neeley St. in Batesville.

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  • Writers Guild schedule changes

    The White River Writers Guild has changed its meeting time. The guild now meets from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday of each month at the Citizens Bank Annex, located at 285 E. College in Batesville. The meetings are open to anyone interested in …

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  • Genealogical, historical spring workshop slated at Rivermarket

    LITTLE ROCK — Central Arkansas Genealogical and Historical Society will have its spring workshop Saturday in the Darrah Center in the Rivermarket area of downtown Little Rock. The workshop is open to anyone interested in genealogical research and family history, whether at the beginning or …

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  • Board OKs move

    New Horizons Alternative Learning Education Center at Desha will soon be moving to the former Cushman school campus. The Batesville School Board approved Thursday to relocate the school to Cushman at a cost not to exceed $100,000. Director Gary Anderson made the proposal last month. …

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